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Pasaje La Defensa

Defensa 1179 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
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18 Aug 2017
“Just by chance..”
27 Nov 2016
“Visit Buenos Aires on a Sunday”
Defensa 1179 | San Telmo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
San Telmo
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I discovered this beautiful courtyard by wandering around... many shops are closed probably because it's the less touristic season, it also looks like some cafes, tiny laboratories are closed. Nonetheless worth a quick look around in this nostalgic place that makes you feel you are...More

Thank Virginie L
Reviewed 28 November 2016

There was so much going on today. We started at San Telmo, with the huge markets along Defensia, and spilling out into adjoining streets and arcades. Some great live music, then, ss we wandered back towards our hotel, we found a fiesta at Mayo. A...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 12 May 2015

I stumbled onto this restored mansion turned shopping gallery and loved it. You will see some of the photos of this historic home. The Pasaje La Defensa was the home of the Ezeiza family. This is how wealthy Argentinians lived. The house was built in...More

Thank hilarionmartinez
Reviewed 8 December 2014

When you're tired of monuments and museums, this street (on Sundays only, I believe) has over a mile of booths of handmade items and antique shops with all levels of collectibles from Lalique chandeliers to car hood ornaments. Great way to spend an afternoon, even...More

Thank GayeS545
Reviewed 17 October 2013

This is one of my favorite places in San Telmo. One of those where you can escape from the loud streets of Buenos Aires and enjoy some relaxed moments exploring the different workshops where locals make and sell handcrafted things and drink some cup of...More

1  Thank annamalina
Reviewed 8 February 2012

I love visiting this place which used to be one big house belonging to a very rich family and was then divided up into small flats for immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. It's full of small shops now but has the original...More

Thank Gabriella M
Reviewed 18 January 2012

There is no entry fee or rush to look around this old mansion. It is a nice break from the avenida Defensa crowds. Although the mansion lacks an extensive interpretive story most guide books and the BA provided historical poster gives a brief explanation to...More

1  Thank comfortoverspeed
San Telmo
Characterized by cobblestones and narrow streets, San
Telmo is defined by the tango, the dance that made
Buenos Aires world-famous. Tango is a fusion of many
different cultures: a true child of immigration, much
like the city itself. Nowadays, it comes alive after
dark in the milongas (dance parties) attended by both
locals and visitors alike, who dance until the wee
hours of the morning. During the day, the antique
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